Graduate Studies Registration Information



New Student Registration

All graduate students must initially register in the term specified in their letter of acceptance as specified in the Academic Schedule of the Graduate Calendar. Any student not registering by the registration deadline for the term specified in their letter of offer will be required to re-apply for admission. In exceptional circumstances and with prior approval from the department/unit, a student may defer registration for up to one (1) term following acceptance into the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In the case of international students, admission may be deferred, with prior approval from the department/unit, for up to one (1) year following acceptance.

Program Approval
All programs must be approved by the Head of the major department/unit or designate. Approval to take courses from departments/units outside the major department/unit must be obtained from outside the department/unit.

Registration Instructions
All graduate programs have specific registration instructions. Please check the current Online Academic Calendar for information specific to your program of study. Once your program is approved students should consult the department/unit for registration instructions. Department contacts are listed by department/unit in the Graduate Studies section of the Online Academic Calendar under Registration Information.

Fees
Please refer to the Fee Information page found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website home page regarding fee assessment and payment.


Returning Student Registration

Re-Registration
All students must re-register in all Fall, Winter and Summer terms of their program until a degree is obtained (with the exception of pre-Master's Students). Failure to re-register will result in the student being discontinued from their graduate program. A student who has been discontinued and would like to be considered for continuation in a program must apply for re-admission, which is not guaranteed.  The re-registration requirement does not apply to occasional students, visiting students, pre-Master's students or students on an Exceptional or Parental Leave of Absence (please refer to "Leave of Absence" Section  8. of the Graduate Studies Academic Guide).

The notation 'Discontinued Graduate Program' will be placed on the academic record of any graduate student who has failed to maintain continuous registration.

Progress Report
The "Progress Report" form must be completed at least annually and returned to the Faculty of Graduate Studies no later than June 1 of every year.  Failure to provide a Progress Report by June 1 will reedsult in registration access being denied.

Registration Instructions
All graduate programs have specific registration instructions. Please check Aurora Student for information specific to your program of study and ensure you contact the appropriate person in your program for registration instructions.

Continuing Courses
For courses which are being taken by students enrolled in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and which continue beyond the normal academic tern, the instructor shall recommend that a mark classification of "CO" be used until such time as a final grade can be established. If the course is not completed by August 31, the student must re-register for the coursee(s). In the absence of an assigned mark of "CO", the student may receive a mark of "F" in that term.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until fee payment or fee payment arrangements have been made with Revenue, Capital and General Accounting in writing prior to the fee payment deadline dates. Once your program is approved, students should follow departmental procedure to register.